Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56) color information

Hex color #170c56 is a variation of "Midnight blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "very dark blue". When people spot this color, Midnight blue (#170c56), in media, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "very dark blue" are rarely tied to food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

#170c56 is made up of (23, 12, 86) in RGB colorspace and (73.26, 86.05, 0.00, 66.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1510486 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000066. White should be used ontop of #170c56 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #170c56. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #170c56 luma #23.64
Websafe hex #000066 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(23, 12, 86) Adobe RGB (21.00, 18.00, 86.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(9%, 5%, 34%) Closest named color Midnight blue
rgba rgba(23.0, 12.0, 86.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (10.00, 19.03, -48.71)
cmyk cmyk(73.26, 86.05, 0.00, 66.27) CIE-L*ab (8.99, 30.32, -44.03)
hsv hsv(248.28, 74.36, 19.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (8.99, 53.46, 304.55)
hsb hsb(248.28, 85.29, 34.00) CIE-L*uv (8.99, -1.87, -30.83)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #170c56 while the second is the "compliment" #4c560c.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #170c56 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #4c560c.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter variations of #170c56

When you combine pure white with this color, #170c56, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #170c56

Darker shades of #170c56 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #170c56 with gray

Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #170c56 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#170c56 → #4c560c
#170c56 → #5c5488
#170c56 → #ffffff
#170c56 → #3b0c56
#170c56 → #0d0733
#170c56 → #0c2756

How #170c56 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #170c56 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #170c56 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#170c56might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#170c56 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#170c56. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#170c56 in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #170c56
Java new Color(23, 12, 86);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 23, 12, 86);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:23 green:12 blue:86 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(23f, 12f, 86f);
Swift UIColor(red:23, green:12, blue:86, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $560c17
Python Color('#170c56')

Base Conversions of hex color #170c56

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #170c56. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1510486 while the individual RGB conversions are: 23, 12, 86.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00010111 00001100 01010110
Hex 17 0c 56
Octal 27 14 126
Decimal 23 12 86

#170c56 Icons

If you're considering using #170c56 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Midnight blue (#170c56) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #170c56 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #170c56 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #170c56 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #170c56 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #170c56 background.
This text is hex color #170c56 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #170c56 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #170c56 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #170c56 and white (#ffffff) background.